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EGT Apprentices win 6 awards at the 2016 NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards!

Published on: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Congratulations to the following EGT apprentices who won awards at last Friday's NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards:

  • 1st Year Apprentice - Abraham Schutte, hosted by DESA Australia.
  • 2nd Year Apprentice - Hamish Watson, hosted by Downer EDI Engineering Power Commercial
  • 3rd Year Apprentice - Dion Brayshaw, hosted by Cablewise Electrical & Communications.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Commercial/Domestic - Emma McDonald, hosted by TEAM Electrical.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Communications- Curtis Cumine, hosted by DCS WA.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Industrial - Harrison Gray, hosted by Downer EDI Limited, Wheatstone

Former EGT apprentice nominated in the WA Training Awards

Published on: Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Congratulations to former EGT apprentice Thomas Hoffman, announced as a finalist in the WA Apprentice of the Year category for the 2016 WA Training Awards. Click here to read the media statement.

Thomas was hosted by Fredon (WA) Electrical and recently became a qualified tradesperson. He will be pursuing further study in the electrical engineering field.

Winners of this year's awards will be announced at a presentation dinner on 23 September 2016. Good luck Thomas!

Register now for the 2016 CET Open Day!

Published on: Monday, 1 August 2016

The College of Electrical Training (CET) are holding an Open Day at their Joondalup and Jandakot campuses on Saturday 3 September 2016 between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

We encourage electricians and contractors to come along and find out about CET's diverse range of electrical and telecommunications post-trade courses, speak to the instructors and tour the facilities. Eligible attendees receive a $50 voucher towards their next post-trade course*.

This is also a great opportunity for high school students considering a career in the electrical industry to find out more about studying an electrical apprenticeship at CET. Electrical Group Training will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities, as well as representatives from The Apprenticeship Community and Milwaukee Tools.

Why not pop in with the family to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and giveaways from our sponsors? We look forward to seeing you there!


*Discount voucher applies to post-trade courses only. Course must be booked by 3 December 2016.

EGT Apprentices nominated for the NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards, presented by Clipsal and Schneider Electric

Published on: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Congratulations to the following EGT apprentices who have been nominated for the prestigious NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards:

1st Year Apprentice

Alexander Baker, currently hosted by Compuroom Services Pty Ltd, nominated by Datatel Electrical & Communications
Abraham Schutte, currently hosted by DESA Australia Pty Ltd

2nd Year Apprentice

Ahmed Hasan, currently hosted by Wilco Electrical, nominated by AAA Automation
Hamish Watson, currently hosted by Downer EDI Engineering Power Pty Ltd Commercial

3rd Year Apprentice

Dion Brayshaw, currently hosted by Cablewise Electrical & Communications
Ryan Gusterson, currently hosted by Team Electrical

4th Year Apprentice - Communications

Emma McDonald, currently hosted by Team Electrical

4th Year Apprentice - Commercial/Domestic

Harrison Gray, currently hosted by Downer EDI Limited - Wheatstone
Jakob Keeley, nominated by WSP Services Pty Ltd
Jason Dickinson, currently hosted by RCR Water (WA) Pty Ltd

4th Year Apprentice - Industrial

Curtis Cumine, currently hosted by DCS WA Pty Ltd
Michael Clavey, currently hosted by Datatel Electrical & Communications

Click here to book tickets to the Awards Evening on Friday 12 August 2016.

EGT Apprentice Ryan Gusterson selected for TSTL

Published on: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Third year EGT apprentice Ryan Gusterson has been selected to attend Group Training Australia Today's Skills; Tomorrow's Leaders leadership and career development program at the Australian Institute of Sport in August 2016. The five day program is in its 13th year maximising leadership and career development. It is also an excellent showcase for the high quality of apprenticeships and traineeships conducted through group training. Listen to previous participants talk about their program experiences here. Below is a photo of the lucky participants of the program in 2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.

EGT Apprentice Patrice Reid features in NECA News magazine

Published on: Monday, 23 May 2016

EGT second-year apprentice Patrick Reid features in this month's NECA News magazine. Patrick won last year's NECA WA 1st Year Apprentice Award and provides his insights into the award process and how he benefitted from being involved. Click on the image below to read the article. Well done Patrick!